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president obama's cabinet. >> the leadership changes that could spark a big >> happening now, president obama is announcing leadership changes in his cabinet. some are already proving to be controversial. our reporter is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> the last hour, president obama announced the nomination for two very important cabinet positions. republican chuck hagel for secretary of against and john brennan for director of the c.i.a. both picks are criticized by both parties. decorated vietnam veteran and former nebraska senator hagel has made comments not forgotten and could lead to tough questioning and a long confirmation process. back in 2010 he called the troop surge in iraq a "mistake," drawing criticism great his party. today, president obama stands by his decision saying "chuck hagel is the leader our troops deserve identity noting the involvement with the v.a. and uso he would be the first of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretary whose have been wounded in war. and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. as i saw during
. >> president obama back in washington to put the pieces of his second term in place. the new financial crisis he faces. and who he plans to nominate to be the next secretary of defense. also. the big change in san francisco. as drivers now have to shell out change. to park in the city on sundays. james holmes. the suspect in the colorado movie theater [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 for 30 double rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> james holmes, shooting. is expected to appear in court tomorrow. holmes is the man accused of killing twelve people and injuring nearly 70 others when he opened fire at a theater in aurora colorado last july. during this preliminary hearing the prosecutors will outline their case against holmes and the ju
. the billjust signed by president obama was cosponsored by palo alto representative. it directs the cancer institute to focus on early detection of the deadly deadliest cancers. . >> new at 6:00, president obama will be toasting his inauguration with with a flute of bay area bubbly. we went to the corrbell wine ri. >> at the wine ri, happy days are here again. . >> it's very exciting. >> it's an honor because the champagne selected to flow at the upcoming inauguration luncheon is from so gnome ma county -- sonoma county. ninety bottles were shipped before christmas and are ready for popping after the ceremony. thechampagne is a 2008 vintage. >> it is very traditional and is just a really dry style of california champagne. >> this will be the eighth inauguration in a row for them againing with with ronald reagan's second one. >> we went to the innaug ral committee and talked about our history and asked if we could be a part of this luncheon and they granted it. it's not a given. we definitely have to go back and present our product. we'revery proud that each time they have selected
will deliver gun control recommendations to president obama by tuesday. he says federal task force to curb violence has been productive. he met with representatives of nra and walmart. >> there is an emerging set of recommendations not coming from me but coming from the groups we've met with. i'm going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and type of weapons that can be owned. >> biden said they agreed on conducting universal background checks. nra says gun rights and will cite attempts to limit law abiding americans from buying guns. >> evangelical pastor chosen to give the benediction for president obama's inaugural after anti-gay remarks surfaced. he says prayer would be overshadowed by his past comments. the president will use two bibles for his swearing. he will use both martin luther king travels bible and the one used by president lincoln. mr. obama used it four years ago. >> president obama nominated his chief of staff jack lew to serve as next treasury-secretary. he touted his past work. the budget ran a surplus during his tha time. he is going to replace ti
tonight about the republican president obama plans to nominate to be the next defense secretary. why conservatives are denouncing the investigation. >> if the lord gives us enough time we might read them all. >> love letters find their way home. how a stranger helped reconnect the couple with their past. >>> san jose police are trying to track down a gunman who shot and killed a man in front of his home. ktvu's cara liu tells us why the victim was not immediately found. >> reporter: neighbors say they heard argues last night outside of this home followed by gunfire. >> we heard two shots go off. we woke up this morning to a bunch of officers coming over here. >> reporter: another neighbor didn't want to be on camera because she fears for her safety. she said she called 911 but when officers came out last night during the rain they didn't find anything. >> it makes me think about security for myself. for protection. because they were out here, they had the lights, the equipment and they couldn't find anything now. where does that leave us? >> reporter: police confirm the body was disc
and the timeline president obama is urging to get new gun legislation into law. >> one of the newest city council members in oakland wants do use a controversial police tactic to get guns off the street. gallo says he supports strategies that include stop and frisk. police have the authority to stop and frisk someone if they have suspicion the person is breaking the law or armed. opponents say officers take the practice too far and a judge rules similar program in new york city was unconstitutional. >> candlelight vigil is planned outside st. francis hospital for a young mother set on fire, starr lamare. she will be in the hospital for severe burns for the face and throat. the boyfriend set her on fire and remains in the san francisco county jail facing charges of arson and attempted murder. >> we have traffic and weather together next on abc7 news. the san mateo bridge shows track looking to be heavier now but still flowing. it is not foggy this morning but it could get wet today. certainly we have the cold air coming in and mike nicco will have the forecast and the commute is next. >> the landm
of the federal "defense of marriage act." the rulings are expected sometime in june. >>> president obama says it's in the nation's interests for congress to promptly confirm his nominees for defense secretary and cia director but as susan mcginnis reports, get ready for another battle on capitol hill. >>> reporter: president obama announced his picks for the next heads of the pentagon and the cia. now they need congressional approval before they can get to work. >> we need to get moving quickly on this. >> reporter: senator chuck hagel is the nominee for secretary of defense. a former enlisted man and vietnam vet, the president says hagel can relate personally to america's troops. >> to this day, chuck bears the scars and the shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: but winning confirmation won't be easy. some of hagel's former senate colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the secretary of defense. >> reporter: confirmation hearings
since the election but president obama's re-election became official today. >> barrack obama, received for the president of the united states 332 votes, mitt romney the state of massachusetts 206 votes. >> aalry of the vote was announced today in congress as a formality. as you just heard from joe biden mr. obama captured more than the 270 votes needed to win the presidency. he will be sworn in for his second time january 20th. the december jobs report was released today and shows an up tick in hiring last month. employers added jobs last december but the unemployment went unchanged at 7.8%. much of gains come from growth in construction due to a massive rebuilding effort after super storm sandy. those number sent stocks up today for all three market with the s and p closing at it's highest level since 2007. >> another bay area lawmaker has been named to a new gun violence prevention task force. the congresswoman will serve as vice chair and representative mike thompson from napa will be the chairman. they will be looking into ways to prevent mass shootings like the ones in newtown con
. there were reports of arrests, but no reports of serious injury or damage. >>> president obama faces a full agenda as he returns from vacation. the president and first lady returned to washington today from hawai'i. among his top concerns nominations for secretary of defense, secretary of state and treasury as well as budget battles over delayed spendion cuts, government funding and the looming debt ceiling. mr. obama's inauguration is january 21st, followed by his annual state of union address congressional leaders are gear up with the debate over the debt ceiling. as elizabeth corridan tells us republicans want any increase tied to spending cuts. >> i believe we need to raise the debt ceiling, but if we don't without a plan we all should be fired. >> reporter: now lawmakers start a new session under pressure to avert another financial crisis. this time, over raising the debt ceiling. if an agreement is not reached by late february or early march the united states risks defaulting on its financial obligations and the altru will be on how much congress will agree to cut spending. >> the b
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game and entertainment industries are also plans. this is all part of the panel president obama created following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th of salt and libya. clinton has been scheduled to testify last month but she fell during an illness and suffered a concussion. if she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. clinton returned to work on monday. she had promised to appear before the senate and the house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. a new iphone may be in the works and it is likely " cheaper " than the one you already have. it is incredible on video. a great white shark sighting off the coast of florida. how'd it is helping researchers is coming up next. it is a judgment day for barry bonds. he will find out his hall of fame fate. mar
of proposals to help reduce gun violence ready for president obama by tuesday. >> a surprising reoccurrence of suggestions. >> reporter: he is focused on the types of weapons. also, a ban of high capacity gun clips and closing the gun show loophole. they are looking for proposals and may try executive action. >> through executive action it is tough for the white house to make that much of a difference or not going to ban the sale of certain ammunition or weapons. >> reporter: promoters say attendance is up. the loophole allows unlicense sellers to sell bout a back ground check. president obama asked for the task force after the shooting in sandy hook elementary school shooting last month. >> nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter most than six-year-old kids riddled, not shot, riddled, riddled with bullet holes. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will meet with representatives of the video game industry on friday. >> after meeting with the vice president the nra released a statement. we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and h
safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act. the vice president is bringing together all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts for a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden meets this week with people on both sides of the gun debate: victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action but includes mental health issues, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam. she and her husband have launched an effort to push action on questions of mental health, high capacity
,hamnid karazai will meet face-to-face with president obama later today. the afghan leader visits the white house marks the second such meeting with president there. >> cash as ed payne, reports the momentous visit comes as patrol the u.s. and nato troops approaches. >> president obama here meeting with secretary of state delegate cleansing for dinner the two were trading helped stories about dehydration following clinton's recent medical ordeal that kept away from work for weeks. >> earlier on thursday at the pentagon secretary of defense lyonnais panetta welcomed the afghan leader. sources say the president arrived with the wish list of military equipment. >> what we talked about yesterday was let's move beyond a wish list of equipment. it is fair to say we made very good progress on the key issues we discussed. >> our meeting i believe will help lead the groundwork for presence arzi discussion with president obama on these and other topics prepar. >> provide security for the people. >> the obama administration warns not to expect any thing about troop numbers to come out of the meeting. the tw
our freedoms are at stake and our constitutional rights are at stake. >> reporter: president obama has tasked vice president biden with delivering new proposals to curb gun violence. this week he is getting input from victim groups and gun owners. a national rifle association representative will be at thursday's meeting. the vice president will also sit down with representatives from the videogame industry. the president has also asked the task force to look into ways to improve mental health. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> meanwhile, in newtown, connecticut, local businesses are getting a $500,000 grant from the state. it's supposed to make up for lost business after the school shooting last month. road closings and crowds paying their respects at the memorials shut down as many as 16 businesses around town for almost two weeks after a gunman killed 20 students and six educators at sandy hook elementary school. >>> heart-wrenching 911 calls from the colorado movie theater massacre were played at a preliminary hearing for suspect
you. >>> also on the hill today, it became official. president obama won the election back on november 6th. but it wasn't until today that a joint session of congress counted the electoral votes and confirmed the result. obama 332, mitt romney 206. our chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd is reporting tonight that the president is expected to nominate chuck hagel for defense secretary early next week after his return from vacation in hawaii. he also reports the white house knows it's going to have a confirmation fight on its hands if hagel gets the nod to replace leon panetta. hagel has strong supporters in the senate. there has also been strong opposition to him on both sides of the aisle. >>> the senior senator from idaho, mike crapo is losing his license for a year after pleading guilty today to a charge of drunk driving in virginia. two days the arrest two days before christmas surprised a lot of people because crapo is a mormon and had said he didn't drink. today he apologized, admitted he drank occasionally and said he had been drinking vodka and toni
obama says he's willing to consider spending cuts separately, but will not bargain over the government's bargaining authorities. >>> so syria now, where the president outlined a road map for peace today, as fighting in the country continued. the u.n. says more than 60,000 people have been killed since the crisis began march 2011. stephanie gosk has more. >> syrian president bashar al assad addressed his country for the first time since june. he's very rarely seen in public. he was greeted by a packed and boifterrous oust tore yum. he blamed the crisis in syria on terrorists, including al qaeda and the countries that continue to fund them. there was little to no mention of the syrians themselves and have picked up arms against the government. assad also proposed a new political initiative that would include a new government a new constitution, and amnesty. he said he would not go forward until the foreign funding of the rebels came to an ened. the european union responded quickly and said, no political solution could move forward until assad himself stepped down. the syrian president ma
. and president obama just a minute ago nominated jack lew as treasury secretary. we'll take a look at both issues coming up in business. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> nominations for the 85th annual academy awards announced this morning in beverly hills. >> hosts seth macfarlane and emma stone announced the nominees. "lincoln" was the clear winner, receiving 12 nominations, including best picture, best director and best actor, nods for daniel day lewis, sally fields and tommy lee jones. >> "life of pi" came away with 11 nominations. >> here's a complete list of the nominees for best picture. beast of the southern wild, zero dark thirty, lincoln, life of pi, amore, the silver linings playb
s. >>> we are now hearing president barack obama could nominate his staff as treasure secretary sometime today. he will replace tim geithner who is stepping down today just as they are preparing for a confrontation with republicans over debt and deficits. this is interesting, in jack lou becomes treasury secretary, his signature would appear on every bill. tim geithner said he had to change his signature when he got the job to make it legible. >>> it led to a fatal stabbing. police say they have arrested a cheating wife and his boyfriend and tied them to a bizarre plot. they hired a man to scared the woman's estranged husband to scare him out of moving out. >> she felt this would be a persuasion for a scare tactic to get him to move out of the residence. >> police say the husband finally stabbed the intruder during a struggle inside the home. the husband acted in self- defense and is not being charged. meanwhile hiss estranged wife and three others in jail facing murder charges. >>> a man who spearheaded the murder in colorado shooting, he is on the short list of becoming police
in the 2010 disaster. >>> president obama is expected to nominate his white house chief of staff as the next u.s. treasury secretary. jack lew has extensive public and private sector experience including budget director for presidents obama and bill clinton. he's also known for his thorough knowledge of the federal budget. an announcement is possible before the end of the week. >>> stip college of san francisco is hoping for a deadline extension to maintain its accreditation. the school has until march 15th to come up with a plan to fix financial problems. but officials say there are some issues that will require more time to work through. the school has already made several changes, including the hiring of more experienced leaders and improving its budget management. >>> today, san jose planners will decide if the location of a newly approved charter school plan fits with city goals. council members gave their approval yesterday for the rocket ship education charter element school on lick avenue. it would also provide a park and a playground for the area. some residents are opposed to the pla
area. tonight, her advice for president obama as the debt ceiling looms overhead. >>> a and the rain has moved on but now clearing skies leading to chilly temperatures around the bay area right now. already down to 34 degrees. the thing that will slow your morning commute, likely to be fog down to a quarter mile in spots. coming up in a forecast, both warm and cold for the bay area. the details coming up when we come right back. >>> another budget battle is shaping up in washington. this one over rizing the debt ceiling. republicans will not agree on taking on more debt without cuts on medicare, medicaid, and other social services. >> i think tax reform ought to be revenue neutral as it was back in the reagan years. we resolved that issue. with don't have this problem because we tax too little. we have it because we spend way, way too much. we settle the tax issue. the question is now can we address the single biggest threat to america's future. that's our excessive spending. >> some say this stand-up could be worse than the fiscal cliff fight. house minority leader nancy pelosi says
now a very critical meeting agains between president obama and hamid karzai. as kyla campbell reports the outcome could determine how many american troops come home this year. kyla. >> reporter: dave more than 60,000 u.s. troops are in afghanistan right now. president obama has not determined how many will leave the middle east this year. the u.s. war on terror in afghanistan officially ends next year. u.s. and nato forces are set to leave by the year of 2014. this year afghan forces are supposed to take the lead in security and that means thousands of u.s. traps could return home. but president obama is open to keeping anywhere from 3,000 to 15,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. after the end of the war next year. the u.s. leaders want to make sure afghan officials can run their government and security without america's help. plus the pentagon wants karzai's word that the afghan security forces will keep the taliban from setting up shop as soon as the u.s. pulls out its troops. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: keep in mind secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense leon panet
obama named former senator chuck hagel out of nebraska for his pick for secretary of defense. the announcement marking one of two potential controversial nominations by the president this afternoon. danielle leigh is in washington and has the latest. >> reporter: president obama officially launched a fight with his pick for secretary of defense, former nebraska senator, chuck hagel. >> willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security teen. >> reporter: the republican is known as an independent thinker. >> certainly a thorn in the side of political opponents of the president. >> reporter: now haigle is facing criticism from his former republican colleague norse criticizing you the war in iraq, opposing unilateral sanctions against iran and making comments seen by some as anti-israel. gay rights advocates are also critical. 14 years ago, hagel called the u.s. ambassador nominee openly aggressively game he has since apologized. >> dangerous to roll the dice on this issue
an obscure and relatively unused law enforced from now on. >>> and president obama's taking a time-out today to watch a little tv. why he might recognize what he's seeing on the screen. >>> feeding birds and squirrels out in the open in san francisco could soon cost you. bay area animal watchdog groups want city leaders to strongly enforce its law banning that practice. currently anyone caught feeding wild animals in san francisco faces a $187 fine, but activists say it's rarely enforced. it says feeding wild animals could spur a population explosion or lead to aggressive behavior toward people. the city is addressing the issue by launching an educational campaign. >>> all right. my favorite story of the day. he's not a lion, but he certainly looks like one. one virginia dog triggered 911 calls while out on a walk. take a look. this is charles the monarch. he's a labradoodle with an interesting cut. recently police in norfolk, virginia, responded to calls about a lion on the loose. the local paper says officers even called the local zoo to make sure everything was okay. it was. it turned out
'll seeyou back in a few minutes vice president joe biden said that the obama administration will explore all options in efforts to control gun violence. sandra reports, this came as biden began a series of meetings with various groups including those for and against more gun control. . >> dozens of lives lost and grief at makeshift memorials. preventing mass shootings is the job the presidential task force is trying to tackle. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion that unless we can do efg we're going to do nothing. >> vice president joe biden is heading up the gun violence task force. gun safety, victims add voir dire carcinoma si and gun owner shim groups are joining in the conversation to come up with recommendations to prevent gun violence. caving to criticism for declining the initial invitation, wal-mart decided to attend the meeting. they saidthey are sending an appropriate represent tiff to participate. >> wal-mart sells many of the type of weps used in recent shootings. . >> let me say this, more guns are not the answer. >> securit
who is an affordable housing advocate. >>> in just a few hours, president barack obama will announce he is nominating defense augustel and why some members are now opposed to his nomination. >>> at the same time, the president will nominate the new homeland security to secretary of state. he considered nominating him four years ago but he was criticized after being accused of controversial interrogation techniques. >>> they will meet wednesday on the new labor deal which will end the 113 day lock out. a new deal has to be ratified and after a 16 hour negotiating session an agreement had been reached. that was welcomed news for bars and restaurant near the hp pavilion who says they have been suffering without the san jose sharks. >> it will be less than what it should be but we will take something over nothing. >> they sent out a memo saying january 19th was the best date. but if we move quickly it could happen january 15thth. to talk more about the possible lock out, go to our website www.ktvu.com and click on the lock out tab. >>> 6:08 is the time, businesses included, they are welc
. >>> later today, president barack obama is expected to nominate the next secretary of defense and as campbell reports, he is not fully supported by even his own party. carla? >> reporter: officials say president barack obama will nominate chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. hagel will be the first not mated for the post an is considered a good addition to the president's cabinet. there is still bits of shrapnel in his chest and headed an investment banking firm. he was elected to the senate and retired in 2009. mitch mcconnel told us what is expected. >> to have a full understanding and close relationship with our israeli allies and the importance of having a robust military. >> reporter: but some say hagel does not fit the bill and we will have more ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> elliot spitzer will not continue with his show now that the show has been sold to al jazeer. he is with al gore, not with al jazeer. he purchased the television show for 500 bucks and the governor is also giving up the show he has been doing on current television. >>> they are letting you
. president barack obama says he wants quick action on new gun control legislation. in the wake of the school shooting in newtown connecticut they pushed every armed guard. the n ra is willing to put up a fight and says the president can act for approval without congress. >> the president will take executive action to be taken and we have not decided what that is yet and we are complying with the attorney general... >> and that right there has a lot of gun lobbiests fired up and i will tell you more when i see you next. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they will reexamine safety procedures after what happened in connecticut. they are looking into an adult school to come up with a violent pattern. >>> there was a scare in los angeles after gunfire. the reason police were able to move in quickly and make an arrest. >>> new this morning, military jets may fly through skies for an exercise. it is set to take place in sonoma county and you may see f- 16 fighter jets and that's planned between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. >> thanks for the head's up. >> sal, do you have any head's up arou
fight in washington d.c. after president barack obama nominated a new secretary of defense. lawmakers are both sides of the aisle are both ready to file, carla? >> reporter: republicans and democrats alike took a stand against his nomination. chuck hagel reserved nomination to 2009 and turned off plenty as well as democrats. he shares his opinion even if it goes against the political grain. senators have expressed his comments with israel and iran as well as handling terrorists in the middle east but his quotes have been taken out of context. he will give a fair shake at a confirmation hearing but some are saying this will be the president's choice. >> reporter: i contacted dianne finestein's office and she said she wants to work with hagel to make sure he wants to secure the middle east and make sure service workers have a quality more on the opposition and more on the reaction when i see you next. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> all right, now the next nomination president barack obama is expected to make is white house chief of staff jack lou to replace tim geithner. if he is confi
of the federal "defense of marriage act." the rulings are expected sometime in june. >>> president obama is urging congress to act quickly and confirm his nominees for defense secretary and cia director but cbs news reporter susan mcginnis says another capitol hill battle seems to be looming. >>> reporter: president obama announced his pick for the next heads of the pentagon and the cia. now they need congressional approval before they can get to work. >> we need to move quickly. >> reporter: senator chuck hagel is the nominee for secretary of defense. a former n listed man and vietnam vet, the president says hagel can relate personally to america's troops. >> to this day chuck bears the scars and the shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: but winning confirmation won't be easy. some of hagel's former senate colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the secretary of defense. >> reporter: confirmation hearings here on capitol hill
in promise from president obama to take concrete action to prevent a repeat tragedy. >> but big political obstacles remain. athena jones at the details from washington. >> members of congress in both chambers are taking aim at guns. >> this is a fight that the american people will have to stand up for. >> california democratic senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce a bill to ban more than 100 assault weapons. >> another senate bill will then high-capacity magazines. among a dozen gun bills introduced on day one in the house background checks for all firearm sales should be recorded. >> to build some republican congressmen would allow more guns around schools. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with a gun. >> there are better than 32 gun murders every day. gun- control groups keep pressing for action. >> if you are talking about maybe banning high capacity ammunition magazines that might be possible. >> the nra is the big issue but i would not nestle s.a. is on the republican side onl is on thnot say it is on the republican side only. some democrats are
will be available and we are sure they will go quick. >> present obama plans to name former republican senator to cable as his nominee to become defense secretary to replace outgoing director leon panetta. some lawmakers are voicing opposition to his nomination. republican senator lindsay gramm expressing concern about hegel's past positions. the decorated war hero but a party line by opposing its research and i rock. they will have to overcome local opposition from pro-israel league groups who object to is that if i run and hamas. he also face opposition from gay-rights groups from a comment he made in 1998 for a disparaging then president bill clinton's nominee for u.s. ambassador to luxembourg was openly gay. present obama will be nominating john brennan for the director of the cia to replace david petraeus to resign are with the scandal regarding his affair. britons are than the cia for 25 years where he currently serves as the president's top counter-terrorism adviser. president obama consider britain for the top c.i.a. job and 2008 the british withdrew his name amid questions about his c
be and lin net gibson -- lynnette gibson. >>> three hours from now, president obama will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as defense secretary. coming up at 7:15, why members of hagel's own party say they are against his nomination. >>> at the same white house event this morning, president obama will nominate john brennan as the new cia director. he's currently the counterterrorism and homeland security adviser. he's also a 25-year cia veteran. president obama considered nominating brennan for the job four years but brennan withdrew his name after being criticized during the bush administration. >>> 49ers fans are ready. in a couple of hours tickets go on sale for saturday's big playoff games against the green bay packers. but knows tickets will not be easy to get. ryan flores is live in san francisco. any idea how many tickets are up for grabs, ryan? >> reporter: very few, dave. very few. that's the latest we're hearing from the team. if you are a 49ers' fan you are probably hoping this week goes by fast because you are looking forward to the game and it was messed to be a
-dollar coin as a solution to the country's next fiscal crisis. >> we should have known a coin was obama's solution to everything. it was right there in his slogan "change." captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." there is at least one more issue for congress to fight about in the new year president obama announced yesterday he is nominating former republican senator chuck hagel to lead the defense department. >> at the cia the president wants his chief counterterrorism adviser john brennan to be in charge. both must be confirmed by the senate where the former senator faces intense criticism. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning and good morning in the west. the president praised hagel as a vietnam vet who bears the scars of his war wounds the first enlisted soldier to head the department of defense, it was a clear effort to convince skeptical republicans and democrats in the senate that hagel is the right man for the job. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud
. if this is all part of the panel that president obama created following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th assault and libya. clinton has been scheduled to testify last month but she felt during an illness and she suffered a concussion. she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. clinton returns to work on monday. she had promised to appear before the senate and house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> we will be right back. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on t
president to report to president obama by the end of the month, while memories are still fresh. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook shooting. >> reporter: gun control supporters have become more aggressive. new york mayor michael bloomberg's group released this television ad tuesday. >> i have one question for our political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> reporter: two years to the day since she was shot and seriously wounded in a mass shooting former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, rolled out a new internet campaign and new york governor andrew cuomo will call for his state to pass one of the most restrictive bans on assault weapons. >> gun control, call it what you want, is a highly political, politically contentious situation. >> reporter: connecticut legislature is returning to work nearly four weeks after the sandy hook school shootings. the first order of business debate over tough, new gun laws and sarah brady is speaking out. >> i think it'
. >> president obama created the panel following the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school in new town, conn. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg is supporting tighter gun laws. >> i think all of us know that joe biden is not a shrinking violet when it comes to crime and gun problem in this country. >> wal-mart, a major seller of firearms was invited to discuss gun control with biden. they said they could not make the meeting but would continue ongoing conversations with the white house. >> i am ed spayne reporting. >> the final witness will be called today in the preliminary hearing for james holmes, the former grad student accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens in a movie theater shooting in july. >> yesterday, authorities tested the homes spent more than two months putting together an arsenal allegedly used in the attack. >> they also say, holmes had bought tickets to the midnight ringing of the dark knight returns nearly two weeks before. >> the washington national cathedral was and began performing same-sex marriages. >> cathedral officials say the church will be among t
barack obama is expected to round out his new national security team next week. washington insiders say that former republican senator shut hay- gel of nebraska is the front runner for the secretary of state the job. but the prospect has already drawn sharp criticism from a number of pro it is early and gay groups. meanwhile, acting cia director might go more rally is competing with counter-terrorism adviser john marin and to be the new spy chief. the president returns from his hole why eat family vacation on sunday and he is expected to announce some of his picks on monday. >> critics of arizona as a medical marijuana law thought it would cause " marijuana madness " among teams. but that did not happen. a new study shows that pot use by teenagers is actually declining in arizona since the law was passed in 2010. it is still, the overall average is down. most of the teens surveyed say that they got marijuana from their friends. about 12 percent said they got from someone with a medical marijuana card. >> the fda wants to make food safer, " before " it gets to your plate. possibly before
. back to you in just a bit. >>> as president obama returns to washington and to a new congress, some old familiar issues still have to be resolved. about an hour ago air force one landed at andrews air force base in maryland. the obamas returning from their rayian holiday which was interrupted by the fiscal cliff negotiations. president obama's weekly although address repeated that he will not negotiate raising the debt limit to raise bills congress has already racked up. you may recall last year that resulted in the nation's credit rating taking a dive. and the congressional debate over taxes versus spending is anything but over. >>> we are talking about looking at the tax code, putting everything on the table from the standpoint of closing loopholes. and we know that we can do that. special subsidies for big oil, for example, $38 billion right there. >> and meanwhile republican leaders coming off the fiscal cliff agreement feel the issue of taxation is now resolved and it's time to focus on reducing the federal deficit by spending less. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell made that
. >>> president obama is expected to nominate chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that announcement would happen as soon as tomorrow. hagel would replace current defense secretary leon panetta, of course lives down in monterey. he's represented the state of nebraska from 1997 until his retirement in 2009 and he may be facing an uphill battle during his confirmation hearings. some lawmakers say that i object to his views on iran and israel. gay rights organizations are concerned about disparaging comments he made about a gay former diplomate. >>> another battle looming on the nation's best. >> that sounds like deja vu all over again. president obama says raising the debt ceiling needs to be done in order to avoid a government default and he wants congress to solve that problem. but he says he's not going to be pulled into a debate about it this year. republicans, however, may want to fight. they may tie the debt ceiling to spending cuts if they haven't -- that they haven't gotten so far. they see it as an opening and going to happen at the end of february when the debt limit comes up
to hear a case that challenged the funding. the obama administration has limited funding to research stem cell lines that came from embryos from fertility clinic that other wise would have been thrown away. >>> president obama named his choices for director of defense. reporter craig boswell tells us now both men are sure to face tough questioning during their confirmation hearings. >> reporter: president obama makes a pair of high profile nominations. >> john brenham. >> reporter: hagel is a former republican senator from nebraska and a decorated vietnam senator. >> he will be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. >> reporter: while the president's pointed out hagel's gop nomination many are lining up against the nomination. >> chuck hagel has said previously that he doesn't believe we ought to keep all options on the table when it comes to an aranian nuclear threat. >> he has not been a friend to israel and in my deal the united states should stand with israel. >> reporter: as for brennan. >> a 35 year veteran of the cia. john knows what our national secur
association says that it will send representatives to those meetings. president obama set the vice president as head of the association against violence. >>> james holmes is the man accused of killing 12 people inside a movie theater. >> they are saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. >> reporter: the call from the theater in aurora lasted 27 seconds with the caller drowned out by the sounds of gunshots. 30 gunshots were heard in that one call alone. today an fbi agent took the stand and described a massive booby trap in the suspect's apartment. it included smokeless powder and live rounds. >>> mcclain wears number 55 he was pulled over for a window tint violation in decatur alabama. he lied about his identity and was arrested. mcclain was previously arrested for firing a gun right next to a man's face also in decature. >>> the parents of the debate group pflag died in her home. jeanne ma nford was a teacher turned activist after her son was beat to death during a demonstration. seen here, she wrote a letter to a newspaper saying simply, i have a homo sexual son and i love him. >>> a
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online sales. >>> president barack obama made two nominations for key cabinet posts. the president named chuck hagel as his nominee for secretary defines. -- secretary defense. some say the nominations are troublesome and hagel could even have trouble with members of his own party. but the president said he is ready for a tough confirmation fight in the senate. >> i hope the senate will act on these promptly and when it comes to national security, we don't like to leave a lot of gaps. >> if confirmed, brennan will replace leon panetta, the director of the cia and take over for general david petraeus who resigned over an extra marital affair. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton resumed work today and received a football helmet to protect her from another head injury. she fell after becoming dihydrated and developed a concussion. >>> california lawmakers are back at the state capital hold be super majorities in both houses for the first time in 30 years. the legislature recessed for the holidays and the super majority means democrats can pass legislation without a single republic
recommendations from his meetings this week to president obama next tuesday. yesterday the vice president met with representatives from the entertainment industry and from gun owner groups. the president of the national rifle association says he left that meeting disappointed. >> they knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapon ban is. it's the same position he's taken for years. the vice president said we do this with an open mind. at the meeting we said we have already made up our mind on that. >> the nra says it will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. gun owners along with supporters of gun control packed a meeting in santa rosa. we'll tell you how their comments could influence gun policy legislation on capitol hill. >>> a former death row inmate accused of killing his own mother is due in court this afternoon. 70-year-old dennis has admitted to killing 90-year-old nelli turner in their vallejo home. he's a convicted killer first sentenced to death in 1966 for murdering two teenage girls but hi
everything they can to strip americans of their right to keep and bear arms. >> president obama will likely reveal new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. among them, may include a ban on assault weapons and a national gun database. >>> looks like california's budget nightmare may finally be over for a while. we have gone from a $25 billion deficit to a slight surplus. governor brown rolled out his spending proposal today. it includes a general fund of $97.7 billion. it features an increase in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times for so long it really is a new era. this is a governor who repeatedly has talked about fiscal discipline, even when things are starting to look good for california this year. so his message today is that that deficit may be gone but we still have a wall of debt to pay back from the hard years. an
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